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Probabilistic epigenesis, experience, and psychological development in infancy

Replies to comments by E. Thelen (see record 2001-07897-002), E. W. Bushnell (see record 2001-07897-003), J. J. Rieser (see record 2001-07897-004), and P. J. Marshall et al (see record 2001-07897-005) about the authors' original article (see record 2001-07897-001). The authors note that all the comments regarding their target article have raised some excellent points relative to the article, and that they are gratified to see the generally positive tone of the replies. In this article, the authors highlight some general principles that go beyond what the authors originally stated in the target article, with the goals of clarifying their original aims and addressing the commentators' concerns. Their reply centers on 4 key issues: the concept of "probabilistic epigenesis," an updated view of brain-behavior relations in development, the temporal specificity of developmental antecedents and consequences, and the nature of experience. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)



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